March 14, 2019
Increased transparency in educational outcomes is a hallmark of education reform efforts. In recent years, reform efforts have focused on a push for increased transparency and accountability at the local level. The United States’ decentralized system of education makes it difficult to use national or even statewide metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of educational policy decisions. With educational outcomes relying so much on local school boards and school leadership (such as principals and superintendents), many policymakers have pressed for school-by-school and district-by-district accountability measures. In Oklahoma, lawmakers have adopted an A-F report card system for individual public schools.